Dandenong’s iconic Drum Theatre is the cultural heart of the city and offers something for everyone. This state-of-the-art performing arts theatre at 226 Lonsdale St opened in 2006 behind the heritage facade of the former Dandenong Town Hall, and every year it hosts more than 120 performances and events for more than 68,000 patrons. These include professional touring productions, Dandenong theatrical performances, and community presentations and celebrations. Its stage has been graced by some of the world’s most popular singers, dancers and comedians, and it has presented theatre shows that have played to audiences on Broadway and London’s West End.
Drum Theatre’s Encore Program features daytime performances from some of our nation’s favourite performers, with tickets always selling fast. The theatre is surrounded by shops and restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the world, so you can grab a meal at a nearby restaurant or a drink at the theatre’s bar and make a night or day of it. Drum Theatre is fully accessible and staff are happy to work with all patrons who need special assistance.
If you’re looking for a special Christmas present, why not consider a Drum Theatre membership or a gift voucher — or both? Memberships offer more than just discounted tickets, with special events running just for members throughout the year. There’s free parking at all times along nearby Lonsdale St between Clow and Foster streets, and parking throughout the CBD is free after 6pm.
The box office is open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm and an hour before performances. For more information, visit www.drumtheatre.com.au or phone 8571 1666. The 2020 season is launched next month and some big shows are coming, so keep an eye on the website to be the first to purchase the hottest tickets in town.